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The Icom ID-51A may be the most hi-tech dual band HT in the world. It covers 2 meters and 440 MHz and receives two bands simultaneously (V/V, U/U & V/U). It is IPX7 waterproof and features a built-in GPS! The 128x104 dot-matrix display is impressive. This radio has an astounding 1304 channel alphanumeric memory system. There is a Micro SD card slot for an optional memory card. This can be used to store DVR Incoming/Outgoing Messages, GPS Log and Memory Backup. There is built-in CTCSS/DTCS encode/decode for analog FM. It even features an independent AM and FM broadcast receiver. A new Voice Memory feature records incoming and outgoing calls and can be used as a voice recorder.

General characteristics

HAM bands
70cm 
Frequency stability
± 2.5 p.p.m. @ 25 °C
Tuning steps
5 / 6.25 / 8.33 / 9 / 10 / 12.5 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 50 / 100 / 125 / 200 kHz
Memories
1304 channels in 1 bank(s)

Receiver

RX-range
0.52-1.710 / 76-108 / 108-174 / 380-479 MHz
Modulations
AM   FM   N-FM   GMSK   DV  
Sensitivity
FM/NFM: 0.18 µV (12 dB SINAD)
DV: 0.28 µV (1% BER)
Selectivity
FM: 55 dB
NFM/DV: 50 dB
Filters
?
Receiver system
Double conversion superheterodyne
IF-frequencies
1st: 46.355 / 61.655 MHz
2nd: 450 kHz
Image rejection
≥ 60 dB
Audio output
?

Transmitter

TX-range
144-148 / 430-450 MHz
Modulations
FM   N-FM   GMSK   DV  
RF-output
0.1 / 0.5 / 2.5 / 5 W

Connections

Antenna
SMA
Impedance
50Ω
Other
-

Electrical

Power requirements
5.5-7.4 V DC (Alkaline or battery pack) 10-16 V DC external
Current drain RX
200-450 mA
TX
2.5 A max

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
58 × 105 × 26 mm (2.28 × 4.13 × 1.02 in) without knob and antenna
Weight
255 gr (9.0 oz) with BP-271 and antenna
Form factor
Handheld
Manufactured
Between 2012 and 20xx in Japan

Other features

Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
D-Star concept
Built-in GPS with logging
CTCSS / DTCS
Micro SD card slot
128×104 dot-matrix display
Voice synthesizer
Voice memory
Voltage indicator
IPX7 waterproof
Twin RX
1150 mAh Li-Ion battery pack
CI-V interface
Accessories
-
RigReference ID
5568
MPN
ICOM-ID-000051A

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Based on historic data, today's second-hand price of the ICOM ID-51A is around:

  • EUR 376.00
  • USD 429.00

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2020 USD 429.95 New / Mint GigaParts
2013 EUR 524.00 New / Mint thiecom.de

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